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House panel junks Duterte impeach rap

The House Committee on Justice yesterday junked the impeachment complaint against President Duterte, declaring it as “insufficient in substance.”

Lawmakers belonging to opposing minority groups in the House of Representatives aired contrasting opinions on the legal issues surrounding President Duterte’s bid to appoint barangay officials.

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Despite its likely approval on third and final reading this week, the death penalty bill remains a work in progress that will be completed by Congress by incorporating rape, plunder, and treason as capital punishment crimes.

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Robredo told to come clean on ‘LeniLeaks’

Vice President Leni G. Robredo must come clean about the alleged ouster plot against President Duterte, dubbed the “LeniLeaks” conspiracy, and rein in supporters to respect his six-year constitutional mandate.

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Opposition leader Albay Rep. Edcel C. Lagman yesterday warned of the dangers in amending the 1987 Constitution following President Duterte’s pronouncement that he would seek the dismantling of congressional and judicial safeguards on the declaration of Martial Law.

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Two motions were filed yesterday to reconsider the Supreme Court November 8 decision that allowed the burial of President Ferdinand E. Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Taguig City.

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